Margaret Galvan is at work on a book, In Visible Archives of the 1980s: Feminist Politics and Queer Platforms, under contract with the Manifold Scholarship series of the University of Minnesota Press, which traces a genealogy of queer theory in 1980s feminism through representations of sexuality in visual culture. In addition to the book, she will develop an affiliated digital project on the Manifold Scholarship online platform.
Her grant-funded archival research spans over a dozen archives where she analyzes comics, captioned photographs, drawings, transparencies, advertisements, and other image-text media produced by women. Her published work can be found in journals like Australian Feminist Studies, WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly, and Archive Journal. She serves on the MLA Forum Executive Committee for Comics & Graphic Narratives, and she is affiliate faculty of the Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses that examine feminisms, queer theory, etc. through comics and other visual media. In these courses, students create public digital scholarship through multimodal research projects.